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Sledgstone posted a topic in News Columnhttp://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/27/business/9-auto-parts-makers-plead-guilty-to-fixing-prices.html?src=un&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fjson8.nytimes.com%2Fpages%2Fbusiness%2Findex.jsonp&_r=0 Page 2: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/27/business/9-auto-parts-makers-plead-guilty-to-fixing-prices.html?pagewanted=2&_r=0&src=un&feedurl=http://json8.nytimes.com/pages/business/index.jsonp I'm really surprised I haven't heard more about this in the news. This is pretty huge. These companies have been fixing the prices on parts for so long, it must have had a large impact on the total price of new vehicles.
Sledgstone posted a topic in News ColumnAnyone else been following the story of that Texas teenager that was arrested for his facebook comment? http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/07/01/197669495/texas-teen-jailed-for-sarcastic-facebook-comment Apparently the guy was beaten in jail: http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/07/03/198129617/teen-jailed-for-facebook-comment-reportedly-beat-up-behind-bars And it looks like an anonymous donor has posted his bail for him: http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/07/11/201202207/anonymous-person-posts-500-000-bond-to-free-texas-teen This is why I prefer usernames over real names. We've all seen ridiculous comments online over the years but people don't get arrested for a single post they make.. but with facebook, its your real name, your real identity and your real information. One person reports you and the police get full access to your facebook account. I'm guessing this guy probably had more private comments or random stupidity that made authorities think he could actually be a threat.. because if people can get arrested from a single facebook comment.. wtf..